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Federal Shariat Court Declares & Confirmed Test Tube Babies Legal

Islamabad Pakistan: The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) validated on Tuesday the option of using ‘Test Tube Baby’ method for conceiving babies. In its verdict, the court has also declared and confirmed “if a baby is born through Mechanical/Medical process where the Sperm belongs to the actual father and the egg to the actual mother and the child is born by the actual mother, the procedure would be Legal and Lawful” and it is admissible.It clarified, however, that in all other cases, “the Surrogacy Procedure would be unlawful and against the Injunctions of Quran and Sunnah”. A full bench of the FSC comprising Chief Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan, Justice Allama Dr Fida Muhammad Khan and Justice Zahoor Ahmed Shahwani, in exercise of jurisdiction under Article 203-D of the Constitution examined the issue of surrogacy in light of Islamic Injunctions.

Federal Shariat Court Declares & Confirmed Test Tube Babies Legal

What Are Test Tube Babies?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most common and most effective type of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to help women become pregnant. The IVF procedure involves fertilizing an egg outside the body, in a laboratory dish, and then implanting it in a woman's uterus. More Read

Who Invented the in Vitro Fertilization?

If we look at History. In 1977, Steptoe and Edwards successfully carried out a Pioneering Conception which resulted in the birth of the world's first baby to be conceived by IVF, Louise Brown on 25 July 1978, in Oldham General Hospital, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

What is Vitro Fertilization?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. During IVF, Natural and Mature Eggs are collected (retrieved) from your ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. IVF is the most effective form of Assisted Reproductive TechnologyMore Read

Who was the First Test Tube Baby?

As per online source, Born July 25, 1978, in Oldham, England. Louise Joy Brown is best known as the World's First "Test-Tube Baby." Her birth by Caesarian section shortly before midnight on July 25, 1978, at Oldham General Hospital in England, and that time it was one of the Biggest Breaking News around the world. More Read

How Old is Louise Brown Test Tube Baby?

The world's First Test-Tube Baby has revealed the 'sick' blood-splattered hate mail her parents received after her ground-breaking birth. Louise Brown, 36, was born at Oldham General Hospital on July 25 1978 after her parents Lesley and John became the first people to successfully undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF). He is currently very happy about this method adopted by his parents. More Read